Fall Lake Chelan Tour Lite
Details for 2021 are forthcoming. Check back later for more details.
October 8 - 10, 2021
Online Registration Pricing
REGISTRATION ENTRY DATE PREMIUM MEMBER NON-MEMBER Registration August 3 - October 1, 2021 $175 $200
- Registration closes at 11:59 p.m.
- No day-of-event registration
Rider limit: 200
Tour leader: Cascade Bicycle Club
Accommodation and meals organized by participants
This tour is different from other Cascade Club Tours. While we will provide routes, SAG support and a rest stop with snacks, we will not provide accommodations. In this way, we are able to offer an introductory touring opportunity. This year we will also be offering gravel routes in addition to routes exploring asphalt roads around Lake Chelan.
So come along and enjoy a fun long weekend in Lake Chelan!
Come join us for a weekend of riding around beautiful Lake Chelan. This will be a fun way to end the season with some great rides around the lake, through vineyards and orchards, and in the hills above. Multiple paces and route distances will be offered each day ranging from 37 miles with an elevation gain of 2,800 feet to 56 miles with 5,000 feet of climbing and will include SAG support with a scheduled food stop during the rides. These rides will cover much of the route used for the Lake Chelan Century Challenge held in late June, including the signature climb up McNeil Canyon, so use this weekend to test your fitness for one of the most challenging century rides in Washington.
Rides each day will start at Don Morse Park in downtown Chelan. You are not required to ride each day.
The charge per rider for the weekend is for the three day ride support. Accommodations and meals are for riders to organize.
Post rides we’ll have the chance to visit a local brewhouse and a winery for group tastings and meals.
See below for suggested accommodations, route descriptions and more details.
What to expect
This tour is a self-guided and self-paced tour. You can go at your own pace and stop and visit all the sites. The routes will be marked with pavement markings and some signs at key intersections. We will have maps and cue sheets available at the start of each day, but it is highly recommended that you download the Ride With GPS App and routes to your smart phone, or other navigation device (Garmin, wahoo, etc.). For route support services call the tour day of event hotline at (206) 841-9665.
Days are likely to be warm and dry, but you should also be prepared for both rain and cooler temperatures in the morning.
Meals are on your own although we’ll have opportunities for group events on Friday and Saturday night. Snacks and water will be provided at the midpoint of the ride.
Hotels and motels:
- Campbell’s Resort, 104 W. Woodin Ave, 509-682-2561,
- Lakeside Lodge and Suites, 2312 W. Woodin Ave, 509-682-4396
- Grandview on the Lake, 322 W. Woodin Ave, 509-888-6910
- Midtowner Motel, 721 E. Woodin Ave, 509-682-4051
- Apple Inn Motel, 1002 E. Woodin Ave, 509-682-4044
- Lake Chelan Motel, 2044 W. Woodin Ave, 509-682-2742
- Lakeshore RV Park, 619 W. Manson Hwy, 509-682-8023
- Lake Chelan State Park, 7544 S. Lakeshore Rd, 509-687-3710
The start point for this tour is approximately 175 miles from Seattle.
Still in development for 2021. See last year's itinerary for context below:
Friday, May 10 | Manson Loop
This is a challenging but scenic ride through vineyards and orchards on the north side of Lake Chelan above the town of Manson, with options ranging from 37 to 42 miles. For those interested in more climbing, we will include three major hills including a beautiful ride up to Echo Valley, the local ski hill, for a total elevation gain of 3,800 feet. Optional ice cream/pie stop at Blueberry Hills Farm Restaurant.
Saturday, May 11 | McNeil Canyon
The highlight of this route is the ascent of McNeil Canyon, a 6-mile climb from the Columbia River rising to 3,100 feet, followed by a ride down the Columbia River for a pie stop at Lone Pine Bakery. Brisk and vigorous paces will cover 56 miles with an elevation gain of 5,100 feet, and steady and moderate groups will cover 40 miles. There will also be a shorter alternative for those who would prefer to avoid McNeil Canyon.
Sunday, May 12 | Navarre Coulee
This is a 50-mile loop that includes two significant climbs and a total elevation gain of 2,900 feet. Starting in Chelan, we will ride up Knapp Coulee and then descend down to the Columbia River. The route then climbs back up Navarre Coulee where we will have some spectacular views of Lake Chelan, then down to Lake Chelan State Park for a rest stop. We will then continue up lake as far as the road is paved turning around at 25 Mile State Park. The route back will follow the lake shore to Chelan. A shorter route of 30 miles is also available.
Restaurants: BC MacDonald's 1st, Apple Cup Café, Blueberry Hills Farm Restaurant, Local Myth Pizza, Marcela’s Cocina Mexicana, Sunset Bar & Grill, The Vogue, Lakeview Drive-in, Chelan Teriyaki Bistro, Quick Wok.
Wineries and other things to do: Tsillan Cellars, Vin Du Lac Winery, Lake Chelan Winery, Karma Vineyards, WineGirl Wines